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"Gangnam Style" Hits 2 Billion Views

Posted by: Jason Tate (06/18/14)
"Gangnam Style" has now surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube -- that's equivalent to 140 million hours, or more than 16,000 years years of watching this video.
Had people not been watching PSY—the South Korean pop star who released the song in July 2012—they could have constructed three such ships. Alternatively they could have built more than four Great Pyramids of Giza, or another Wikipedia, or six Burj Khalifas in Dubai (the world’s tallest building). The song’s nearest rival is Justin Bieber’s “Baby”, at a paltry one billion views. The opportunity cost of watching PSY’s frivolity is huge, but humanity has at least been entertained.
 
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02:58 PM on 06/18/14
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Let's all be honest here. That video deserves 2,000,000,000 views.

I watched it like 40 times, and I didn't even understand the "craze" of it all.
02:59 PM on 06/18/14
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this boat is obviously sinking
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inb4 xenophobia
03:02 PM on 06/18/14
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PSY sold out*.









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*Just a joke, in response to that Paramore news post.
03:07 PM on 06/18/14
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That's equivalent to being in Hell.

But seriously, when that craze first started, it caused pandemonium at our house parties. People lost their mind doing it. It's a craze that can never be explained.
03:07 PM on 06/18/14
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I actually don't think I've ever seen the video all the way through... but good for him for crafting something so absurdly popular.
03:26 PM on 06/18/14
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couldn't even tell ya how the song goes anymore


hah gotcha of course i can
03:39 PM on 06/18/14
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Proud to say I haven't even contributed one view
03:43 PM on 06/18/14
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Who Is Ryan?
???
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His AMA performs remains flawless
03:52 PM on 06/18/14
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2 billion more than deserved
03:53 PM on 06/18/14
Charles777
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Whoever wrote that seems like a lot of fun
03:55 PM on 06/18/14
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Pure gold. At least it was a fun song with a fun video. Better then some nowadays.
03:59 PM on 06/18/14
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People are still watching that video that much? I mean, it was funnier than a lot of other viral videos, but it's been two years!
04:01 PM on 06/18/14
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Humanity is incredible
04:20 PM on 06/18/14
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Proud to say I've never watched it.
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